PARTYGOERS are being promised a Golden Jubilee celebration to remember thanks to Sandhurst Town Council joining forces with the donkey derby committee.

On Monday, June 3, townsfolk will be pouring into Sandhurst Memorial Park in Yorktown Road for a taste of the exceptional line-up of events on offer.

Colourful festivities include free flights in a tethered hot-air balloon, donkey races, rides in a shire horse-drawn cart and a selection of tunes from Sandhurst Silver Band.

A lively funfair, an array of charity stalls and refreshments galore will also be dotted around the field.

To ensure the day goes off with a bang, the town council has offered a helping hand by providing sponsorship for the band, first-aid and security, plus donating a silver jubilee cup for the race winner.

Cllr Diana Pidgeon, who has been busy liaising with the donkey derby organisers, was enthusiastic about the event.

She said: "The donkey derby is always a great event and it's lovely for the Sandhurst Town Council to be working in partnership with them for the jubilee year.

"I hope the celebrations will really boost community spirit and make it a donkey derby to remember.

"We are putting together this event for the good of the people in Sandhurst and we hope as many people as possible will turn out as they did last year when we had record attendance."

Andy Niven, chairman of the donkey derby committee, said: "I would like to thank the whole community for turning up at events such as these because they would not go ahead without their support.

"And I would like to thank Sandhurst Town Council for all their generous contributions."